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Poster: midnight sun Date: Nov 11, 2006 7:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review of January 29, 1967 GD Benefit

"Chanting became known as a nice way to come down from an acid trip"

"Some Hell's Angels stood in the back of the stage near a large painting of Radha and Krishna. They were our security guards, and no one was going to mess with them."

good research cream-puff-war!

this could very well be a significant GD experience (???)

i wonder if the way to go about it would be to approach the San Fransisco Krishna chapter in person with an inquiry and an offer to help search their vaults?

easier said than done i know...would make a stab at it myself if i wasn't many thousands of miles away, i think i will try an e-mail inquiry...any ideas where to send to?

just a thought...hope you hear back from their outlets...keep us posted

This post was modified by midnight sun on 2006-11-12 03:35:27

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 12, 2006 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review of January 29, 1967 GD Benefit

thanks midnight sun.

This gig I suspect, is more historic than generally acknowledged, perhaps because it followed the Human Be-In by a week, and featured the top Sf bands including Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Airplane - not on the poster.

Arranged by Allen Ginsburg, and Tim Leary (and Owsley) attended - yes, and the Hells Angels!!

At the time, HDG Swami Bhaktivedanta was seen as a pretty far out guru by the Haight-Ashbury community.


The Hare Krishnas taped everything, it's hard to believe they didn't tape some of this event- and they're not as uptight now I think about their rock and roll past connections.

As I say, they've released conversations with John Lennon, Yoko and George Harrison (online somewhere for free)...

and they offer a Cd of George Harrison music and interviews taped in recent years.


Where to search? All I know is, the ISKCON movement has splintered into several groups, Los Angeles used to be the center of the tape and music outlets for home use...

I mean, we may have to try more than one location. I live in SF, if you can start the ball rolling, I'll gladly go in person if that's needed.

Let's really try this - I love early Dead!!




This post was modified by cream-puff-war on 2006-11-13 02:19:14

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Nov 13, 2006 11:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review of January 29, 1967 GD Benefit

i'll give it a couple of tries...maybe Los Angeles (?) i notice that San Fransisco doesn't have a Krishna listing...maybe a different splinter (?)

tapes could also be back in India (?)

i'll let you know if i get a hit

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 14, 2006 12:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review of January 29, 1967 GD Benefit

Wow. I don't know how you guys got started on this topic, but it has been educational. Thanks for researching this.

For those who have not, follow this thread back to it's beginning. Some very descriptive reviews of an event that sounds so unusual and unique.

Just reading the accounts of that night is a trip in itself. I've truly enjoyed the progress and will follow in the coming days....good luck. Nice Job.

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Nov 14, 2006 10:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review of January 29, 1967 GD Benefit

it started with cream-puff-war recalling what his dad used to say;

"that all the Grateful Dead music sounded the same. He also said all the Hare Krishna’s looked alike!"

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=77347

you were there high flow!

Eventually led to the gut splitting "Swami and the Chipmunks" revelations...

this research is definitely stemming from cream-puff-war's inspiration...hell, this isn't even my era per se...i just can't help but be extremely curious (and that is a total understatement) of the effect the Avalon Ballroom full of chanters might of had on the Dead, esp this era

thanks for the interest high flow, you and others feel free to join us on the hunt

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 15, 2006 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review of January 29, 1967 GD Benefit

Let's get it going... maybe email Gurudas - he seemed to have a lot of specific memories of this event!

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